Family Cotingas (Cotingidae)

Least Concern

Black-necked Red Cotinga (Phoenicircus nigricollis)


Taxonomy

French: Cotinga à col noir German: Samtkotinga Spanish: Cotinga rojo cuellinegro
Taxonomy:

P[hoenicircus]. nigricollis

Swainson

, 1832,

Rio Negro near Barcelos, Brazil

.

Closely related to P. carnifex (see above). Monotypic.

Distribution:

E Ecuador, NE Peru, SE Colombia, extreme S Venezuela (S Amazonas), and upper and middle Amazonian Brazil (E to lower R Negro and, S of Amazon, to lower and middle R Tapajós and R Curuá).

Descriptive notes

Male 22 cm, 93 g; female 24 cm. Distinctive; feathers of forehead directed forwards, half concealing nostrils, prominent bristly feathers around base of both mandibles,... read more

Voice

Male advertising call a loud “whea”, often preceded by soft “wur”; in... read more

Habitat

Humid forest; to 400 m.

Food and feeding

Almost exclusively fruit, but few details; only identified fruits Trichilia (Meliaceae). Also arachnid remains in one stomach.

Breeding

No information. In NE Peru, male seen to display, with several others in auditory contact, from 3–5 favoured perches, often... read more

Movements

None recorded.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Generally rare and local; recorded at only two localities in Venezuela. Known to occur in some protected areas, e.g. Amacayacu National Park, in... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D. (2017). Black-necked Red Cotinga (Phoenicircus nigricollis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/57059 on 23 September 2017).